adultescent

[ ad-uhl-tes-uh nt, uh-duhl‐ ]
/ ˌæd ʌlˈtɛs ənt, əˌdʌl‐ /

noun

a young adult or middle-aged person who has interests, traits, etc., that are usually associated with teenagers.

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Also called a·dul·to·les·cent [uh-duhl-tuh-les-uh nt] /əˌdʌl təˈlɛs ənt/, kidult.

Origin of adultescent

First recorded in 1995–2000; adult + (adol)escent
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British Dictionary definitions for adultescent

adultescent
/ (ˌædəlˈtɛsənt) informal /

noun

an adult who is still actively interested in youth culture

adjective

aimed at or suitable for adultescents
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